We all live with stress, disappointments, and worry — especially in these trying times. Yet there are always sources of comfort and beauty close at hand.
It might be something simple you see out your window or on a morning walk:
a winter sky, the designs of snow and ice,
a glimmer of spring in the heart of winter.
Or it might be a sense of warmth and well-being that you create around you:
cooking a favorite meal, or baking a special treat,
simple touches around the house that bring you pleasure,
a fragrant bath at end of day.
And, of course, there is always the satisfaction that comes from reading a good book — the pleasure of learning something new from a non-fiction book,
the joy found in a great work of fiction.
The world abounds in countless comforts and small beauties that nourish the spirit. My wish for you throughout this new year is that you may be surrounded by many.
(All images are from my Pinterest boards.)